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  • Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

    February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion.Major ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • 3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to join Islamic State group

    NEW YORK — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Ir ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote

    WASHINGTON — Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Muslims create ‘ring of peace’ outside synagogue

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — More than 1,000 people formed a “ring of peace” Saturday outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of youn ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeli ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • GOP struggles as Homeland shutdown looms

    WASHINGTON — Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over immigration that is threatening to shut down the Homeland Security Dep ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • IS militants abduct dozens of Christians in Syria

    BEIRUT — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northea ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Alaska becomes third state with legal marijuana

    JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don’t expect any public c ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • States predict inmates’ future crimes

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will co ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:05 am
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